Carroll Charles Macnamara

Name

Carroll Charles Macnamara

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

16/07/1916
41

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lieutenant Colonel
Royal Irish Rifles
1st Bn. (Commanding)

Awards


Order of the Nile, Mentioned in Despatches twice

Cemetery/Memorial

CHORLEY WOOD (CHRIST CHURCH) CHURCHYARD
South corner of church
United Kingdom

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Christchurch Memorial, Chorleywood Memorial Hall Plaque, Chorleywood War Cloister, Winchester College

Pre War

Born on 23 May 1875 in St George’s, Hanover Square, London son of Nottidge Charles MacNamara F.R,C.S. and Maria Louisa (Bayley) MacNamara. Educated at Winchester College 1890-93. He lived at Chorleywood Lodge, Rickmansworth.

Wartime Service

Gazetted to the 1st Bn. Royal Irish Rifles in 1896. Served as A.D.C to Lord Milner in South Africa. Served as Brigade Major at Gallipoli and was wounded in the leg and evacuated to Alexandria and then to England. Recovered sufficiently to re-join his battalion in France as commanding officer on 25 May 1916. Was present on the first day of the Battle of the Somme leading the 1st Royal Irish Rifles when he was severely wounded and evacuated to hospital at Etaples and thence to London. He died at Fishmongers Hall Hospital in London of his wounds.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox